The 12 richest soap opera stars, ranked

If you've ever been home during the day and decided to watch TV, you've probably seen a soap opera episode or two.

The scandal-packed, climactic-filled dramas gained popularity in the 1950s and have been a daytime television staple ever since. From General Hospital to Days of Our Lives, the soap opera genre has not only dominated midday TV but has also given actors the opportunity to show off their acting chops.

Due to the immediate popularity of soap operas, stars like Kelly Monaco, John Aniston and Eric Braeden have become household names. And although these stars may only appear on daytime television, they're net worths rival some of film's top stars.

If you're a soap opera lover, check out what some of your favorite actors are worth in the slideshow below:

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